CNE (Aug 15-Sept 1, 2008)

EcoSmart s Sustainable Condo will be open to the public during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) at Exhibition Place in Toronto, August 15-September 1, 2008.
The Sustainable Condo is in the CNE’s “Green Zone” within the CMHC Eco Pods (the former Music Building), located on Manitoba Drive just north of Queen Elizabeth Complex and west of the Go-Transit and TTC stops. The exhibit will be open 10am-10pm throughout the fair and there will be guides on hand to explain more about the environmental features of this green dream home. Alongside the Sustainable Condo you will find the Toronto Fashion Incubator, Hydrogen Village, and a number of other exhibits to promote the idea that the transition from environmentally-friendly design to everyday life is easier than you think. Daily CNE Green Zone features: *Sustainable Condo exhibit open to the public, 10am-10pm. *Green yoga/pilates demonstrations, hosted by Adaptive Movements at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. *Interactive green design workshops with local artists and designers. Details and times to be announced. *Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Tours of the Exhibition Place Wind Turbine hosted by TREC/Windshare. Meet at base of the turbine at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm. CNE’s “Green Day” on Tuesday, August 19 will be hosted by David Bednar and packed with special features, such as: *A special Green Day event and media launch will take place at 11am, where everyone is invited to hear interesting green innovators speak. This will be followed by an exciting green fashion show presented by the Toronto Fashion Incubator. *Sustainable Condo guided tour: suppliers of the products & services displayed in the condo will lead the tour through the exhibit. This is a great opportunity to find out more about eco items you can incorporate into your home. *Toronto Fashion Incubator: an exhibit of green clothing design, featuring garments made by Canadian designers using earth friendly materials and processes. Skye Textiles will be providing an informative display and samples of eco-friendly fabrics. *Kid’s Green Fashion Design Contest: an area of the Green Zone where kids can work with our Fashion interns to create the future of earth friendly fashion. Designs will be on display throughout the CNE and prizes will be awarded. *Hydrogen Village: a display to educate fairgoers about the future of hydrogen as an alternative energy source. *Adaptive Movements: information on how to green your workout, with samples of eco-friendly workout equipment. Daily interactive demonstrations on yoga/pilates using eco-friendly materials, happening at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. *Ecotecture Canada: an art exhibit curated by Ecotecture Canada (a charitable organization dedicated to addressing issues of environment and sustainability in a public forum) in which artists critically explore the relationship between art and the environment. Featuring sculptures by Robert Hengeveld, Lauren Nurse and Michael Brown. *Car Heaven: displays and information describing how to permanently remove high-polluting cars from Canadian roads. Sustainable Condo at the CNE: August 15 – September 1, 2008 10am – 10pm daily Located in the “Green Zone” within the CMHC Eco Pods (the former Music Building on Manitoba Drive, just north of Queen Elizabeth Complex and west of the Go-Transit and TTC stops).

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